If you and your spouse are filing for divorce in New Jersey, you have options when it comes to the type of divorce that you pursue.
When filing for divorce, you will have to indicate the reason for the end of the marriage in the complaint, officially known as the “grounds” for divorce. New Jersey is a “no-fault” state, meaning neither party is to blame for the end of the marriage. In legal terms, this is known as irreconcilable differences. However, even though New Jersey is considered a “no-fault” state, you have the ability to file for a divorce under one of the “fault” based grounds that existed prior to irreconcilable differences, such as extreme cruelty, adultery, or imprisonment. You would need to prove that your spouse’s conduct is the reason for the “fault” based grounds.
What Are Grounds for Divorce in New Jersey?
While most divorcing couples in New Jersey file based upon irreconcilable differences, there are couples who prefer to pursue a fault-based divorce for a variety of reasons.
There are a number of benefits to filing a no-fault divorce, including that it is often less adversarial, less time-consuming and less expensive, though this is not always the case. Many divorcing couples who file based upon irreconcilable differences even pursue divorce mediation.
What Are Examples of Irreconcilable Differences?
Irreconcilable differences typically mean that your marriage is no longer working, and you do not believe that reconciliation is possible. The following are some of the most common examples of irreconcilable differences:
- Communication issues.
- Disagreements over financial matters.
- Disagreements over parenting styles.
- Religious differences.
- Changes in long-term goals.
- Extended family involvement.
Whitehouse Station Divorce Lawyers at Tune Law Group, LLC Assist Clients With Divorces
If you and your spouse are getting a divorce and have questions about irreconcilable differences and how to pursue a divorce, do not hesitate to contact our Whitehouse Station divorce lawyers at Tune Law Group, LLC. We will guide you through every step of the divorce process and ensure that your legal rights are protected. To schedule an initial consultation and to learn more, call us today at 908-434-1061 or complete our online form. We are located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, and we serve clients in and around Hunterdon County, Monmouth County, Whitehouse, and Tewksbury.